Queenstown - New Zealand
Queenstown - the hub of mountain biking. Trails that range from extreme downhill, cross country expeditions, kids friendly zones and freeride heaven.
Bring all your bikes or rent what you can't pack, here's just a few ideas to tempt you below.
Where to ride:
The Queenstown Bike Park is right in town, and you access it by the Skyline Gondola. There is also an access road that you can ride up if you're feeling fit, or push up. To get to the top of the Gondola station takes about 45 minutes on average (or 18 mins if your Justin Leov!).
Queenstown Bike Park
Do a bit of mountain biking back home and fancy a bit more of a challenge and a workout, 7-Mile is for you! This little gem in the Queenstown mountain biking crown is an absolutely awesome area, which, although small has been extremely well utilised and you can quite easily spend hours playing around on all the different loops. There are large concise trail maps in at both entry points of the reserve and one smack bang in the middle, so you are doing something wrong if you get lost! Although it can still happen!
Recommended trails are Kachoong and Grin and Holler! Brilliant downhill sections that flow like water! A great mixture of berms, jumps and wooden log rides that will test even the most seasoned riders.
7 Mile is 6km from Queenstown towards Glenorchy, it is easy enough to ride there from town, and you can incorporate some other rides on your way there if you fancy a longer mission to do. This area was built and is maintained by Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.
Lakeside Trails - for everyone
Queenstown to Frankton or Kelvin Heights or Jacks Point:
The perfect way to explore queenstown from short 2-3 hr peddles to day long backcountry trips.
Download the superb folder from NZ by Bike at http://nzbybike.com/assets/Uploads/QTbyBike-Guide2.pdf
Queenstown by NZ by Bike
Good trail overview here
Very good infrastructure with bike park, shuttle services, bike shops, heli bike, tour guding etc.
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